Temples on the Seto Inland Sea at dusk in the spring season, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Japan

Setouchi Takes Your Japan Vacation Off the Tourist Trail

You might not know the name Setouchi, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen it in pictures. Some of Japan’s most recognizable images including Himeji Castle, the “floating” gate of Itsukushima Shrine, and Hiroshima’s sobering Atomic Bomb Dome are all etched into the consciousness of those dreaming about a Japan vacation. To reach them, you […]

Catania, Sicily, Italy

Explore Enticing and Seductive Sicily on an Italy Vacation

Sicily is literally the crossroads of bygone and present civilizations. Historically, it has absorbed the cultures of the Phoenicians, Romans and Greeks, plus several others. Today, all these influences are reflected in Sicily’s mosaic. However, you then add the gorgeous scenery, the mouth-watering food and the warm hospitality of the local people to come up […]